Emsi Workforce Summit 2016 to Be Held Oct. 20 After Emsi Conference
On Oct. 20, leaders in workforce and economic development will gather in Moscow, Idaho, for Emsi’s inaugural workforce summit. The all-day summit will feature roundtable discussion and Q&A with national, state, and regional workforce experts centered on the future of workforce development. Moderated by John Pernsteiner (Emsi’s VP of Economic & Workforce Development) and John Hawkins (Emsi’s Director of Workforce Development), discussion at the summit will touch on a variety of hot-button topics, including:
- The relationship between economic and workforce development at the local level
- The gig economy and what the labor market will look like in coming years
- Workforce development and income inequality
- The impact of automation on local workforce strategies
- Why attracting and developing skilled talent is so important to economic development
- The best ways to gauge local industry demand
- Linking career pathways in low-income communities
- How workforce leaders can take an active role in their communities
The workforce summit will feature Bridget Brown, Executive Director of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP), Bob Lanter, Executive Director of the California Workforce Association, and workforce and economic development practitioners from across the country.
The workforce summit will be held the day after the sixth annual Emsi Conference, which will be in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—90 minutes north of Moscow—on Oct. 17-19. If you are attending the conference, travel to and from Coeur d’Alene to Moscow will be provided.
Admission to the summit is free. Lunch will be provided.